House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, blocked a bipartisan attempt to limit Chinese companies from contracting with U.S. transit systems, a move that benefited a Chinese government-backed manufacturer with a plant in his district, according to multiple people familiar with the…
WASHINGTON — Facing a divided Congress for the first time, President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on Washington to reject "the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution." He warned emboldened Democrats that "ridiculous partisan investigations" into his administration and businesses c…
WASHINGTON — Yielding to mounting pressure and growing disruption, President Donald Trump and congressional leaders on Friday reached a short-term deal to reopen the government for three weeks while negotiations continue over the president's demands for money to build his long-promised wall …
WASHINGTON — In a somber televised plea, President Donald Trump urged congressional Democrats to fund his long-promised border wall Tuesday night, blaming illegal immigration for the scourge of drugs and violence in the U.S. and framing the debate over the partial government shutdown in star…
SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Gavin Newsom was sworn in Monday and immediately drew sharp battle lines with President Donald Trump, pledging to enact "progressive, principled" policies as the antidote to the White House's "corruption and incompetence."
WASHINGTON — Cheering Democrats returned Nancy Pelosi to the House speaker's post Thursday as the 116th Congress took office and ushered in a historically diverse class of freshmen ready to confront President Donald Trump in a new era of divided government.
Congressman David Valadao has conceded the race for the California 21st Congressional District, his office announced Thursday.
The city of Bakersfield may yet see a sales tax increase. Measure N, the ballot measure to increase the sales tax 1 percent, appeared to be within just 14 votes of passing late Monday following another update from Kern County Elections.
T.J. Cox, the Democratic candidate for the 21st Congressional District seat, pulled within 447 votes — four-tenths of a percentage point — of Rep. David Valadao on Wednesday.
Democrat TJ Cox has pulled within a scant 930 votes of David Valadao, the Republican incumbent, in the 21st Congressional District, Secretary of State’s office show.
Andy Vidak spent Wednesday and Thursday at his ranch in Orosi, where he has 20 acres of lemons. He cleared his head from the stress of election night — and a shocking, 3,000-vote deficit — by working on fixing a water trough that services some cattle of his father's.
One day after Democrats wrested control of Congress away from Republicans, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy wasted no time in launching a bid for the role of minority leader, Politico reported Wednesday.
Democratic challenger Melissa Hurtado held on to win a tight, back and forth race with Republican incumbent Andy Vidak for a state Senate seat on a night when the GOP otherwise won by comfortable margins in local races for state and congressional seats.
Incumbent David Couch decisively defended his seat on the Board of Supervisors Tuesday night, overcoming a disruptive redistricting process that threatened to change the dynamic of the board — and most likely still will.
An infusion of oil and gas money into the Arvin City Council race seemed to be doing the trick late Tuesday — but then, Wednesday morning, came the final numbers.
At 2 a.m., 32nd Assembly District representative Rudy Salas trailed challenger Justin Mendes, a Hanford Republican, by a scant 48 votes with just four dozen precincts left to be counted.
LOS ANGELES — California voters on Tuesday rejected a proposal to repeal a gasoline tax increase that the Legislature approved to fund road and transportation projects.
LOS ANGELES — U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California was leading Tuesday in her bid for a fifth full term against a challenge from a fellow Democrat, state Sen. Kevin de Leon.
An evening of upsets, upheaval and nail-biting started with a bang Tuesday in Bakersfield — a car vs. precinct crash that one might call votus interruptus.
No one was surprised when early voter numbers on Election Night showed Bakersfield incumbent Congressman Kevin McCarthy outpacing challenger Tatiana Matta by nearly 2-1 in the race for the 23rd Congressional District.
LOS ANGELES — Democrat Gavin Newsom was elected California governor Tuesday, ensuring harsh criticism and resistance to President Donald Trump will continue from the top official in the nation's most populous state.
WASHINGTON — Democrats were gaining significant ground in the battle for House control Tuesday night, while Republicans held their Senate majority as voters rendered a mixed verdict in the first nationwide election of Donald Trump's turbulent presidency.
Democrats appeared to have locked up control of the House of Representatives Tuesday night, depriving Bakersfield's Kevin McCarthy of a likely promotion to speaker of the House.
Bakersfield City Council candidate Gilberto de la Torre is crying foul over the Kern County District Attorney's Election Day announcement that he was being charged with election fraud.
Congressman Kevin McCarthy, who is staring down a monumental election, will not be in Bakersfield today as he usually is on Election Day. He flew this morning from Bakersfield to Washington D.C., his spokesman Matt Sparks said.
Nov. 6 marks Election Day across the country. Big races from the local to federal levels are taking place throughout California and the nation.
The David Valadao campaign doubled down on its claims about problems at T.J. Cox's Fresno memory care facility Wednesday, issuing a press release with details about the complaints it had previously alleged.
Tatiana Matta's congressional campaign faces possible fines from the Federal Election Commission for missing deadlines for financial-disclosure filings.
Bryan Colebrook, a candidate for the Kern High School District board of trustees, stormed out of an on-air radio interview Tuesday afternoon, saying he had been "set up" by the host's persistent questions about a controversial campaign mailer.
Seeking to help sweep the blue wave over Bakersfield, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom stopped by Bakersfield briefly on Tuesday evening to stump for candidates Melissa Hurtado and TJ Cox.
Californians who missed the Oct. 22 deadline to register or update their voter registration for the Nov. 6 election can still participate. A new option known as conditional voter registration allows eligible citizens to register and vote on the same day, today through Election Day, according…
Former Kern County Supervisor Barbara Patrick is supporting Nan Gomez-Heitzeberg for the Kern Community College District's board of trustees' Area 1 seat, Patrick announced Monday.
The Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce's Political Action Committee has endorsed Assemblyman Rudy Salas, D-Bakersfield, for re-election in his 32nd Assembly District race against challenger Justin Mendes because of Salas' “proven, pro-business track record,” the chamber's PAC said in a press re…
Dorothy Velasquez and Gary Rodriguez, plaintiffs in the civil rights lawsuit that forced Kern County to create a second Latino-majority district on the Board of Supervisors, say they will endorse Jose Gonzalez in the three-way race for 4th District supervisor, Gonzalez announced in a press r…
Eight of the nine candidates for Kern County Supervisor have accepted the voluntary campaign expenditure limits delineated under the Measure K-authorized county ordinance for the Nov. 6 general election, Auditor-Controller-County Clerk Mary B. Bedard announced Wednesday.